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€760,000 for Lavery work

Published 27/05/2011 | 05:00

A painting from Irish artist John Lavery fetched €760,000 when it went under the hammer at a London auction.

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The 1885 oil from the Belfast-born artist depicted a game of lawn tennis, which swept through the middle classes in the UK in the late 19th Century.

The 'Played!!' painting sold for £657,250 (€762,000) at Christie's British and Irish Art sale in London.

Another painting by the artist, named 'Mary in Black', sold for £61,250 (€71,000).

Irish Independent

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